Now is the time to Prepare for your Child’s College Education
Sep29

Now is the time to Prepare for your Child’s College Education

 This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own. There is no equal love to the one we have toward our children. We want the best for them. We are their first teachers and we hope that we do a good job at parenting. I think the most important thing of all is that our children know without a shadow of a doubt that they are loved no matter what happens. As parents we think ahead and plan for everything in our children’s life by day, weeks, months and their future. Everyone agrees that receiving a college education without incurring a substantial amount of student loan debt allows students to focus on building a better future for themselves. Since 1987 the Florida Prepaid College Plan has grown to become the largest and longest continuously running prepaid plan in the nation thanks to Stanly G Tate’s exceptional vision and dedication to Florida’s future generations. A Florida Prepaid College Plan allows families to prepay the cost of college tuition, required fees and dormitory housing based upon projected future costs. When your child is ready for college, the plan pays the tuition and registration fees covered under the plan at any Florida College or State University. If your child attends an out-of-state college or private college, the plan will pay the same amount as it would pay at a public college or university in Florida. Did you know that college graduates benefit from a higher employment rate and stronger earning potential? A student with a bachelor’s degree can earn $1.6 million more in their lifetime than a student with only a high school diploma. Investing in their future today will ensure a brighter tomorrow. Not only does a Florida Prepaid College Plan give you peace of mind about your child’s education, it will make you feel great about their future. We understand that saving for college can seem stressful and just downright scary. Relax, and know we’re here with the tools to help you find the right plan for you. Myfloridaprepaid.com is the resource for helping you in every way possible. Our College Savings 101 interactive Conversation is a fun and informative way to learn what Florida Prepaid Plan options might be best for you. Our online Pricing too is a quick and easy way to instantly calculate your preferred Prepaid Plan cost. Here is an example of one of the Florida Prepaid Plans I would like to share with you today. I really think this is a great idea, check it out. 1 Year Florida University Plan: Now...

Read More
Don’t let stigma prevent you from getting tested for HIV
Sep12

Don’t let stigma prevent you from getting tested for HIV

 This post is made possible by support from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite things about working in social media is that I get to inform others about valuable campaigns that are taking place in their community, so they can benefit from them. A perfect example of this is from the Center for Disease Control, Stop HIV Together community outreach event, which took place in Miami. Everyone was invited to get tested for HIV no questions asked and results where given to them on the spot. I really liked the impact this initiative had, as in just a few hours about one hundred people knew their health status. Testing is the only way to know if you are HIV positive but many people avoid testing because of stigma. Knowing your status may empower you to talk openly about what it’s like to get tested and encourage others to do the same. For more information about testing and to find a testing site near you, visit www.CDC.gov/DoingIt The main focus for CDC is to help decrease the stigma associated with HIV. Because stigma leads to marginalization of those that are positive, decreased testing due to the fear of a positive diagnosis, fear of disclosing status and getting treatment, and fewer conversations about safe sex. Ongoing stigma in our communities leads to perceived discrimination, fear and anxiety. It affects the emotional well-being and mental health of people living with HIV and prevents some from getting testes and treated for HIV. Conversations don’t have to be face to face. You can have a big impact by talking about HIV virtually through social media. Whether you blog, tweet, or snap please make sure that your message is speaking out against stigma for example: Don’t use exclamation marks in some context for it may fuel stigma, discrimination, fear and anxiety. Tune in and listen to what others are saying so you may correct myths about HIV by sharing the facts. Avoid words or phrases that promote stigma and misinformation. Here are some preferred terms available in the Let’s Stop HIV Together guide to talking about HIV. http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/starttalking/convo.html Personally I think that there is nothing wrong with saving ourselves until we get married, besides it is the most effective way to avoid the spread of HIV. However, if you choose to have sex then you must learn how to practice safe sex by wearing a latex condom each and every time.  ...

Read More
4 Days, 5 Stories, 5 Latinas + Ford
Sep07

4 Days, 5 Stories, 5 Latinas + Ford

 Get ready to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as WebCityGirls partners with The Ford Motor Company in a 4-day LIVE Social Reality adventure honoring our Hispanic Heritage in Music, Sports, Food and Culture. Considering the integral role that social media plays in our daily lives–it’s how we get the news, share with our friends, and interact with our favorite brands, celebrities and influencers—WebCityGirls joins forces with some of the most amusing and engaging Latina Influencers in Miami: Domi @domenicamena, Fernanda @cookandmove, Linda @ponderela, Miss Carnaval Miami, Lelany Barea and Lynn @webcitygirls. These five Latinas will honor Hispanic Heritage through stories and events related to Music, Food, Sports and Culture in real time on all major platforms.   Every adventure story will commence with a Facebook LIVE from inside the stunning 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum and will include interaction on Twitter, Instagram Stories, Facebook and Snapchat. Over the course of four consecutive September days, followers can expect real stories from five Latina influencers who are making a difference and are empowering online communities using the connecting, uniting power of social media. Tracking of #UnstoppableLATINAS and following WebCityGirls on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter, will reveal dates and information about an awesome daily giveaway, kick-off party, and updates of special guest appearances in everyday stories.   WebCityGirls is especially grateful to Ford Motor Company who believed in the online community from the very beginning and has been part of our amazing ride and evolution in the digital space. We are also excited to share our GIVEAWAY Sponsors who jumped onboard to support our online community with amazing gifts: Neutrogena $250 GIFT, JCPenney $300 e-GIFT, Chevron $200 GIFT and Tonight Miami $250 GIFT.  ...

Read More
Evita Distracciones, Todo Puede Esperar
Jul13

Evita Distracciones, Todo Puede Esperar

 Me uní a DiMe Media para traerles este mensaje de AT&T pero las opiniones son solo mías. Los automóviles son la invención de transportación que más nos facilita la libertad de ir donde queremos en cualquier momento. Pero también tenemos que entender que puede ser una máquina peligrosa, así que tenemos que manejar responsablemente y evitar distracciones. Manejar requiere nuestra atención centrada en el camino pues es esencial para evitar accidentes y poder reaccionar ligeramente si es necesario. El 83% de los hispanos admite que usan su celular mientras manejan, comparado con el 71% de los estadounidenses en general. Y el 68% de los hispanos textean mientras manejan. Por eso es que estoy emocionada de informarles que AT&T tiene una aplicación gratis en español para ayudarnos a mantenernos enfocados cuando estamos manejando. Admito que cuando estoy manejando y oigo el ruidito ese que me deja saber que me llegó un texto por teléfono me da por mirar el teléfono aunque sea solo para saber de quien es el mensaje. Pero solo esos segundos que me tomaría en mirar a ver quien es, me podrían costar la vida a mi y otras personas completamente inocentes de mi acción tan descuidada. Por esta razón decidí que cualquier texto puede esperar. Les cuento que desde que me comprometí a usar la nueva aplicación de AT&T DriveMode para iPhone y Android ya no tengo que pelearme conmigo misma y ese deseo de enviar mensajes de texto. La aplicación silencia los mensajes que recibo y automáticamente envía una respuesta avisándoles a mis familiares y amistades que estoy manejando. Por lo tanto les recomiendo amigos, que bajen esta aplicación es muy fácil y eficaz. Anoche salí a cenar con mi hijo y una amiga de él y cuando les informé sobre esta aplicación ellos los dos vieron esto http://espanol.att.com/PuedeEsperar/ y bajaron la aplicación a sus teléfonos inmediatamente. Como siempre he dicho nuestros hijos harán mímica de lo que hacemos nosotros. Entonces vamos a darle un buen ejemplo a ellos, después de todo queremos que ellos estén lo más protegidos posible. Comprometete a no textear y a manejar a la misma vez. Tu compromiso puede salvar vidas. Ese texto #PuedeEsperar....

Read More
Lincoln Continental Delivers Quiet Luxury
Jan15

Lincoln Continental Delivers Quiet Luxury

 Lincoln Motor Company heralds the return of its flagship – the all-new Lincoln Continental – an elegant, effortlessly powerful, serene full-size sedan that delivers quiet luxury to the industry’s most discerning customers. Lincoln Motor Company introduces its elegant new flagship – the all-new Continental – coming this fall. Effortless power comes from new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces a projected 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque1; advanced safety technology is also featured. Serene interior offers the comfort of Lincoln’s innovative Perfect Position Seat, spaciousness, rear seat amenities, Revel® audio system and top-grade materials. “The Continental name has long been associated with the ultimate in Lincoln beauty and luxury,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. “With the all-new model, we are focusing on creating more human, personally tailored experiences for our clients – providing what we call quiet luxury.” The full-size sedan is designed to appeal to culturally progressive clients who define luxury on their own terms – craving superior quality, craftsmanship and safety. The all-new Lincoln Continental will be produced at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The Lincoln flagship goes on sale this fall....

Read More